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Andre Harrell - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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Andre Harrell - biography, date of birth, place of birth, filmography, clips, Producer, Actor.
Born September 26, 1960, Harlem, New York, USA - American producer and founder of the now defunct Uptown Records.
As a teenager, Andre, along with his best friend Alonso Brown, organized the rap / hip-hop duo "Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde" - Harrell was Jekyll and Brown was Hyde. The group has achieved some success with three major hits - “Genius Rap”, “Fast Life” and “AM / FM”. Despite such an early breakthrough in the music industry, Harrell did not give in to the desire to continue reaping the laurels and came to grips with his studies. At Lehman College in the Bronx, he studied management and communication theory - his main goal at the time was a career as a news broadcaster. After three years of training, he dropped out of college and took a job at a local radio station.
In 1983, Andre met Russell Simmons, founder of Rush Communications. Harrell joined the company and became vice president and general manager two years later. After several years of work in this mode, Andre left “Rush Communications” and founded his own office - “Uptown Records”. It was under this label that Harrell found and hired Sean Combs - the future P-Daddy. In 1988, Mary J. Neary recorded her own cover of Anita Blake's "Caught Up In the Rapture" in a recording booth at a local supermarket. Her mother's then suitor gave the tape to Jeff Redd, one of the Uptown Records agents; Redd looked at it, drew conclusions, and forwarded it to Harrell. Harrell met with Neary and, in 1989, she signed to become the company's youngest performer and first performer.
In 1988, Harrell proposed an alliance to the MCA Music Entertainment Group and, after several successful releases, MCA agreed to the deal in 1992, entering into a large-scale contract with Harrell that included a number of film and television projects. Uptown Records was renamed Uptown Entertainment, and their records began appearing in Universal Pictures and Universal Television products. In 1994, Andre and his life partner, New York lawyer Wendy Crendell, had a son named after the famous designer and fashion designer Gianni Versace. Gianni is now fourteen and attends Horace Mann Private School and lives in New Jersey.
In 1995 Harrell became executive director of Motown Records.